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My Lords, like others, I find playing the game of legislative scrutiny catch-up unsatisfying and less than we should be doing as parliamentarians. I address my remarks to the rule of six, which was mentioned at the end of the Minister’s speech, and to one specific provision: the decision, in England, to include primary school-aged children in the total of people allowed in the gathering of...
My Lords, when numbers in your Lordships’ House go up, public respect for the House goes down. The Minister said that the previous Prime Minister did not endorse a cap on the size of the House, and that is quite correct, but she did commit to restraint in appointments. Given how seriously the House takes the issue of reducing numbers, can the Minister tell me what conversations the noble...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles.
Entered the House of Lords in 1996
Previously MP for Welwyn and Hatfield until 7 April 1979 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election
Party was Labour until 3 Jul 2006; Non-affiliated until 31 Aug 2011
Also represented Welwyn and Hatfield
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